I am interested in buying a black pearl necklace but I don't which kind of pearl I should get. Of course I'd love to get Tahitians, but until I can afford them it looks like I'm "stuck" with akoyas or freshwaters. (Hey - it could be worse. )
I know akoyas are traditionally better quality than freshwaters, but since both varieties are dyed black, does the quality or luster really matter? Would top quality almost-round black freshwaters be just as good as black akoyas? Any advice? Thanks for your help!